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Updated August 9, 2017
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  1. "Extremely rewarding company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Institute for Learning full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Employees have access to incredible training tools/videos/courses for free

    -Extremely hard working leaders who don't sit and watch others work while they do nothing. The upper management and executives often stay as late as necessary to get a task finished, they don't go home until everyone does.

    -Very flexible and understanding on schedules and hours.

    -Strong family environment - Families are celebrated here, not treated like distractions.

    -Everyone knows how to have fun but still be productive

    -CEO is down to earth but no nonsense. A strong and fair leader who inspires others to succeed. Accessible to all employees regardless of status.

    -A lot of opportunity for advancement and learning

    Cons

    Because we have so many varied types of courses there is a LOT of information to learn to be able to do your job efficiently. You must have an eye for detail to succeed here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communication lines open and keep doing a great job!


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Media Dept. Low Quality, Poorly Managed"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Associate Producer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Producer in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at International Institute for Learning full-time

    Pros

    Great hours, friendly staff, good location near subways

    Cons

    I can speak only to the video production dept. The producers in the media dept are underpaid, and the quality of the productions are student-like, but the producers have little power to change that and are chastised if they try. Producers were treated poorly on a daily basis, often with inappropriate and passive aggressive comments. Nepotism was at play to hire someone totally unqualified, who also made more money than the rest of the staff. It was an uncomfortable and creatively-stifling work environment where all of us are embarrassed by the finished products. There are interpersonal reasons for management to be allowed to continue in this manner, which is upsetting and just bad business.

    Additionally, at the time I was there, HR was one unqualified person off-site who handled my problem very poorly. I was apologized to, but the damage was done.

    I left the company on my own, along with at least 2 other coworkers in my position, as soon as I (we) could find other work.

    Advice to Management

    There is a wealth of video production talent in New York City. Students are making better films than IIL - trash the whole dept and hire anew.

    International Institute for Learning Response

    Aug 11, 2017 – Head of IIL Media, Senior Producer/Director

    As Head of IIL Media and Senior Producer/Director, I welcome anyone’s opinion and constructive criticism that will help IIL Media continue to grow, produce outstanding videos for our clients, and... More

  3. "In my opinion, the pros outweigh the cons."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Institute for Learning full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I love the people I work with. My team collaborates really well. Each member works very hard and respects each others opinion. You are able to bring ideas to upper management and have those ideas listened to. Being that the company is small you have the ability to take on big projects that you may not have been able to take on at a bigger company. The company overall is pretty close knit.

    Cons

    With the pros of being close knit company there are also negatives to that effect. There are many people who have worked at the company for a long time and hold high positions from that longevity but are pretty much squatters that take advantage of their long relationship. Being a small company some projects that are detrimental in longterm take the backseat to day-to-day projects.

    Advice to Management

    As I previously mentioned in my pros, I have the ability to bring my ideas to upper management at anytime with advice that I have. So, they are aware of my suggestions and we are trying to work to get these necessary longterm projects taken care of.


  4. "Started Career"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Institute for Learning full-time

    Pros

    Family oriented company, global locations

    Cons

    To many unknowns - people come and go frequently


  5. "A great place to start your career"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at International Institute for Learning full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - The most down-to-earth group of people you could hope to work with, very supportive
    - Plenty of opportunities to get familiar with your role
    - Gradually become better at project and time management because you will wear many hats in your position
    - Free IIL courses as an employee
    - Beautiful surrounding area and easily accessible
    - Get to dress casually for the most part (unless a client is walking around)
    - If you shine in another area/department, you can be moved if there's an opening

    Cons

    - Low budget, high demands
    - Not much training


  6. "It is what you make it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at International Institute for Learning full-time

    Pros

    - There will be opportunities to learn a variety of skills. Although "opportunities" in this case means you just figure it all out on your own
    - Crisis addicted but basically good people

    Cons

    - Reactive management
    - Chronic disorganization


  7. "Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Sales Development Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Development Representative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at International Institute for Learning full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - You get the opportunity to prove yourself in sales
    - fair work/life balance

    Cons

    - Centralized decision making, every little decision has to be approved by the CEO
    - Employees are moved around different departments without any training
    - Quick to fire employees without any reasoning or notice
    - obsolete product
    - a lot of office politics

    Advice to Management

    Train your employees properly, hire smart people in Management, Decentralize the decision making process

  8. "Business"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at International Institute for Learning (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, some great people

    Cons

    Low pay, unprofessional management, no room for growth, disorganized.


  9. "Sr. Editor Head of Post Production"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at International Institute for Learning full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Steady work 9-5 nice people

    Cons

    Not challenging enough very narrow nit-ch


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company, But Stuck In the Past"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at International Institute for Learning full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Work/life balance
    -Nice People
    -Great view from the office
    -Ideas welcomed
    -Open door policy with Leadership

    Cons

    -Departments are in silos
    -Expect your role and desk to change multiple times
    -Generational divide is huge and not favorable towards Millennials
    -Leadership is reactive- crisis to crisis
    -No promotions

    Advice to Management

    Modernize the website, embrace SEO and more acceptance of individual & different work-styles
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